forecast. here's lynette. >> you don't have anything to say. >> your phone is -- [audio not understandable] >> we are talking about what's going on right now. on maryland's most powerful radar because there's not a whole lot to see across maryland. but as we head back off towards the west, well, in west virginia we are looking at some showers across the area. but right now, definitely looking at drier times. now, very mild this morning. those temperatures coming close to 60 degrees right now in davidsonville. fort washington at 54 degrees and gleneling at 5. --ell gatt -- glenelg at 5. and this is what you can expect as we head through the rest of today in terms of a sun cloud mix and some warmer temperatures this afternoon. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> good morning. unfortunately we are dealing with trouble in federal hill. there's crash going on on south hanover at west street you will want to wap out for. and in baltimore county an accident in dundalk that's going to be right on eastern
avenue at 54th street. as we check in and look at some of the main lines, here's what the beltway looks like in towson at dulaney valley road. no problems to report. it will be nice and clear as you make the drive up towards 83. this is the west side at liberty road traffic starting to pick up but no significant delays it's going to take 12 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795towards 95 and 59 going to be clear traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. looking at normal 8 minutes right now to travel northbound from the beltway all the way to the toll plaza. that's a look at your ab -- abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. if you are like many of us you may carry this around your smart phone. night easy to -- it's not eatsy -- easy to set down yacht may do it on the bathroom srchg but the caution because this could be collecting a lot of germs. and renee marsh is live with some of the risk and renee, this can get gross can't it? >> reporter: yes. it is brace yourself. this is pretty gross.
let's tell you about lab testing on cell phones. a lab tested 8 random cell phones for the wall street journal. and they found an abnormally high amount of bacteria linked to fecal matter. brace yourself. yeah. i know. and doctors say that this is an indication that people just aren't watching washing their hand. how do we keep our phones clean? the lab tested cleaning method as well like water and windex and nice and clean electronic cleaning wipes of all water was the least effective according to the article. but here's the rub. phone companies warn that using household cleaners to clean the phone could cause damage to the phone but particularly to the screen. reps for apple anblackberry and android told the paper they don't have recommendation for products that would safely and effectively clean smart phones. but we have options for you.
a spokesperson for the company that makes windex says they have a line cleaners for electronics best buy geek squad recommends a uv disinfectant wand which essentially the rays of light apparently burns off the germs from your smart phone. so those are two options on the market. but not many options out there for us. >> renee you mentioned windex having the product out there that can do it and the geek squad giving a recommendation. it seems like someone could come in and corner the market. i am looking at what's on the desk i have a p-urell someone could come in and make a killing. >> reporter: right. you could possibly quit the day job and start thinking and brainstorming because you are right. there are not a lot of products out there. a lot of products are in the works but nothing on the store shelves right now for people to go out and buy and make sure that the phone is really 100%
clean. so, the best advice those two options and then also just be weary of where you put holes or store your cell phones. that could go a long way. >> reporter: all right. renee marsh live in washington thanks for your time. >> it's 6:34 right now. we want to take you live right now to a place you know well. harborplace the landmark has a new owner. general gross properties just sold it to a new york based real estate firm. we don't know how much they bought it for or what they plan to do with it now they have it. the deal will be official and when we learn more we will pass it along. there's an effort underway to restore south baltimore water front and today baltimore school children will join lieutenant governor act any brown for -- anthony brown for the opening of the nature area. the 11 acre park is part of the massive restoration project. more than 60,000 tons of trash and debris has been removed from that area.
a teen lured a 12-year-old girl in his house and he and his older brother killed her. that's what police say happened to autumn pasquale who disappeared saturday a more than week before her birthday. the brothers strangled her and left her body in a recycling bin in southern new jersey blocks from her house. the boy's mother saw a post on facebook that tipped her off and that's when she called police. >> we all have beautiful children. but there's something special about -- just something special very special about autumn. >> both boys are charged as juveniles but prosecutors say they may try to move this into an adult court. look at this video. a man is pulled out of a burning car in pennsylvania. the driver lost control of the suv and he is in a hospital and the parking lot after hitting a traffic pole. the truck flipped caught on fire and police and fire crews
broke the front window and were able to save the man. he was severely burned but is expected to recover. is it for the love of the job or is this a necessity. >> either way more and more of you are delaying your retirement and working longer. we will show you the numbers when we come back. >> and it doesn't matter if you are rooting for the tigers or giants. you could give respect. we will explain why coming up in a bit. >> and now is the time to down load the apps so you can track what's going to be brewing on sunday, monday and tuesday. but for right now, we are not dealing with a whole lot across maryland amount few showers back off toward the west. and i am going to talk more about tropical sandy coming up. >> reporter: traffic is moving slowly here on 695 at old court road. and we are dealing with a crash on 83 and several others in the city. i will have all the details coming up on good morning maryland. aplçlçéd.ñ.ñhrókññoo[
i can't believe it's dirty as it is. >> like rubbing your face on bathroom floor. >> thanks for joining us it's wednesday morning. tonight the detroit tigers take on the san francisco giants as this is game one. >> we don't know who will sing the national anthem for game one but we know common for game 5 -- come monday for game 5 it will be aretha franklin. she opened game 3 of the alcs last year and the town's beloved tigers won the game and fans are hoping for a similar result this year. >> all right a star stuned turn out for the premier of the james bond movie. sky fall and celebrities walked down the red carpet including prince charles. daniel craig spoke to cnn about how the character changed over the years. >> i think that's what is special about it. each individually they added to the whole thing and i am a fan of all of them. and it's just an honor to be part of it. >> sky fall hits u.s. theaters
on november 9th. and a quick note for the fans out there of show time's emmy award winning show homeland. you can look forward to getting another season of the show. the gripping action because the hit show has been renewed for a third season. >> yeah excited about that. >> i love that show. it's so good. >> what's it called. >> homeland. >> all right. in baltimore they are there to dazzle you on stage. >> wicked are delivering more than just a song and a dance. we will tell you how the cast has a message for baltimore kids what they are doing and where. >> and if you have made a merchandise at barnes and noble you might want to double check your bank statement. why the company is issuing a warning to you. >> and temperatures are well above average this morning and also this afternoon. but some very cold air will invade. i will tell you when coming up. >> well, there's a lot of congestion on the west side of the beltway at liberty road and we are dealing with a crash on 83 i will have all the details coming up on good morning
maryland. as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
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news to go on this wednesday i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crawson let's begin with lynette charles. >> good morning. it's pretty mild outside. it's not as coal as it's been. and temperatures at 57 right now. bowie at 55. and we are at 58 degrees now in towson so close to 60. you can take the light jacket or a sweat they are morning. but you don't need the heavy coat by any means. and as we go into the afternoon, you are not going to want the sweater on because the temperatur are really going to sky rocket for today. we look at maryland's most powerful radar as of now. maryland's nice and dry but if you are traveling towards west virginia we are dealing with slight scattered showers across area. and we should stay mainly dry going into the afternoon but this is what you expect in terms of temperatures. it's going to be a warm day with the high of 80 degrees with a sun cloud mix. let's check the traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and we are dealing with several accidents across the region. problem on 83 a crash along the northbound at middletown
road. looking at just about a 5 minute delay traveling from the beltway all the way up to the maryland pennsylvania state line. we have a crash on dulaney valley road right at seminariy avenue. and as we check in and look live at the beltway here in towson, at york this is going to be 83 at york road. notice traffic is picking up in that area but 695 no concerns in the towson area. it will be a nice easy ride towards 8 3. this is what the west side of the beltway looks like at liberty road. traffic is picking up on the outer loop. right now you are look at a 14 minute ride traveling from 795 down towards 95. inner loop clear through pikesville. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. >> stewed owns campus of -- students on the campus of notre dame are on high alert. >> a man sexually assaulted a student on campus and linda so is live. what's precaution -- what precautions are the school taking to keep students safe. >> reporter: the suspect is out there. so security has been stepped up on campus. the university also wants to
let students know that an escort van is available for students going to and from campus buildings if they need it. police say a student was leaving the campus lie prairie early monday morning to walk back to her dorm when a man with the knife sexually assaulted her. at this point, police only have a vague description of the suspect. a university wide e-mail was sent to students to alert them about what happened. students say it is unsettling knowing one of the classmates was assault on campus and the suspect is still out there. >> i go to the library all the time and come back by myself so i was freaked out about it. >> reporter: you can expect to see more security on and around campus including loyola university which is right across the street. again, the suspect is still out there and police only have a vague description. live in north baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. a robbery scheme leaves one woman running for her life. the victim answered the door in the middle of the night to find a girl begging for help
claiming she had been in a fight with her boyfriend. when the woman stepped out a masked man attacked her. she managed to free herself and run to a nearby neighbor's home. >> she was quite beat up. they slammed her face into the gravel driveway and she managed to get away from him and vault over a couple wheel barrels that the guy was following her tripped over. so that's how she got into our house -- she goes into our house safely. >> the man broke into the woman's home joining the other man and they demand cash from her husband. a man is recovering after being shot by police. it happened around 9 last night on spaulding avenue which is near the belvedere avenue area and pimlico road. the violent crimes task force was patrolling the when they heard -- area when they heard gunfire. they caught man running and tried to question him and he
opened fire. the they fired back and he was taken to the hospital in serious by stable condition. no officers were hurt. it's going to be insured after a threatening note was found on the campus yesterday. school official say it's the -- officials say it's the second threat in the past couple days. the note was found in a rest roomp they don't believe it's crest he will but they are taking the mesh -- credible but they are taking the measures in case. the cast of wicked is spreading the antibullying message at a local school. they are performing at the hippodrome and they will hold workshops with the kids at booker too many washington mid -- shall booker t washington middle school. it ties in to red ribbon week. news time is 6:49. the pro life pro choice debate is a sensitive one no doubt about it and a sen isate candidate in indiana set off a fire storm after his comments about a topic at a debate that happened.
richard murdock was asked about his pro life stance in instance of rape. here's what he had to say. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just struggled with it myself for a long time but i came to realize life is the gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it's something that god intended to happen. >> his opponent responded saying god never intends for rape to happen. and the comments were twisted and sick. murdock says wasn't suggesting that at all. mitt romney's campaign distancing itself from murdock despite releasing a tv ad in support of him the day of the debate. more americans plan to work longer. that's according to a survey taken by wells fargo. after surveying a thousand adults, they found 30% say they plan to work until they are 80 or older. wells fargo says americans are finding it harder to save for retirement so most plan to work
later in life. do you plan on delaying your retirement? we want to hear from you this morning about the topic. up to 80 years old. imagine that. go to facebook right now wmar facebook fan page and weigh in and let us know. we will find out how a tax hike affected the sale of tobacco products in maryland. a health group will release the results and the effects of tax increases on small cigars and smokeless tobacco. the tax hike was approved earlier this year. the group says the tax hike will help save lives because it makes tobacco products too expensive for children to buy. they will present them with findings and them come out later today in baltimore this morning. 6:51. five things to know as you head out this morning. lead poisoning is the number one environmental hazards threatening children in the united states. today local officials are meeting to assess guidelines and laws associated with lead poisoning. a epicenter of a meni gite ies outbreak may lose their
license. they found unclean conditions including black fungus in the steroid. more than 300 people have become ill and 23 died including one confirmed in maryland. barnes and noble is looking into a security breach. they say the credit and debit card information of customers at 63 stores has been compromised. the store is warning customers to check unaugustized transaction. stewed antiglen burnie high school are getting a look at the dangers of texting while driving. they will drive a car simulating a virtual experience on the road while texting behind the wheel. they will text while driving to see how dangerous it is. national food day and baltimore's mayor is going to plant a fruit tree at a local high school. this day is used to promote healthy sustainable affordable school. forecasters say tropical storm sandy could be a minimum hurricane when it reaches
jamaica. people need to take the threat seriously says the prime minister. off the coast of florida wind and rains picked up making outdoor eating tricky. >> the wind is is affecting our outside but we are bringing everyone inside as much as we can. we have seating on every side of the building and wee we can accommodate where the wind is. >> it's not over. forecasters say tropical storm tony not sandy tony could be -- [audio not understandable] >> i think any time we hear stories like this we wonder if it's coming our way. let's go over to lynette charles. >> all right. yes, it's going to be coming our way. now how close it gets to us is a different story. let's talk about tropical storm sandy. the wind sustained at 70 miles an hour. we need four more miles an hour to become a category one hurricane. and it's forecasted to do that as it moves over jamaica. it's moving to the north at 12 miles an hour. and we are going to see that path now as by saturday morning, you can see it off the
coast of the carolinas. and once again that track can jog more to the west more to the east. but again at this point we still are not sure if which dreck it's going to go in. but -- direction it's going to go in. we are watching the cold air and it's going to play a part in the storm that could be brewing as we go into the end of the weekend into the beginning of next week. because that cold air will begin to surge in so here are some of the storm possibilities for us. we do have if it moves inland, it will be very strong winds across the area and also mountain snow and if it stays along the coast, which is definitely a scenario we want, if that happens, we will be dealing with breezy conditions and also beach erosion and also some coastal rain. now for today, temperatures are on the mild side this morning we are at 62 in mount airy. 61 gaithersburg. rock hall at 59 and as we look at your planner for today as we go into the afternoon, that temperature coming in at 76 degrees by will you bech time. and it will soar from there we will get up to 80 degrees.
we should be at 65 degrees for a high and that's where the lows can coming in. so, we have the 7-day forecast for you as we will cool down as we go into sunday. that rain will come in and it will become stormy and windy and all this will be courtesy of tropical storm sandy. let's check the traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: i am not liking sandy but i like the forecast. 80 degrees great, great warm weather for the fall season. we are dealing with a crash on 83. it's along the northbound lanes at middletown road. no problems traveling southbound though down towards 695. we have a crash on dulaney valley road at seminary avenue. and heading out to the beltway no problems from parkville up to towson and this is the northwest corner at old court road. a 6 minute delay right now traveling that outer lo from 795 down towards interstate 70. and here's what 95 looks like downtown at 395. traffic picking up but no delays trot -- through the fort mchenry tunnel and harbor tunnel nice and clear.
the wildly popular dance gangnam style you've done it in front of the mirror to see how it looks, has taken the world by storm even the u.n. secretary general is getting in on the fun. you can see him there meeting with the korean pop star. this is at the u.n. in new york getting a little lesson and getting it from the pro. he offered to teach him the moves and gangnam style reached number 2 on the billboard and number one on the uk music charts. so. what an honor. >> you know charley we want to see you dance. >> watch this. no. okay seriously on facebook this is serious time. on facebook we are talking about some of the favorite halloween treats and foods and it was your too words. >> my two words. let us know your favorite candy and i know. lynette has list of 20 favorites. so. >> she comes in the door on halloween reeses peanut butter